Tagged: roller derby

Manchester Clash with Spa Town and Capital City

Saturday 11 July sees Manchester’s Chaos Engine take on Capital City Roller Derby, and the Furies meeting Spa Town Rollers on track at  George H Carnall in Urmston. Manchester’s Furies have had a strong 2015 so far, most recently securing a 70 point victory over Sheffield Steel’s Crucibelles, and they have been buckling down and skating […]

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Manchester Roller Derby’s March Round Up

Manchester Roller Derby burst into March and our sixth year of action with a double header featuring both co-ed teams. Furious Engine put up a consistent challenge for local rivals the Wirral’s Savage Animals‘ strong defence and nippy jammers, but despite fighting until the final whistle they didn’t manage to topple them, finishing Wirral 256 – 124 MRD The All-Stars kept hold of their undefeated title, despite […]

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MRD’s Charity of 2015 – Moodswings

Each year the members of Manchester Roller Derby collectively choose a charity that we want to spend the next 12 months supporting in any way we can. For 2015, we are pleased to announce that we have selected local Manchester charity, Moodswings. “Moodswings is an award winning Manchester based Charity founded in 1999 to help […]

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Happy 5th Birthday Manchester Roller Derby!

When a couple of Rainy City skaters started their own roller derby league in a creaky hockey rink in Levenshulme five years ago today, nobody anticipated what it would turn into. Now we have over 150 members of all genders and abilities, skating at Sporting Edge in Openshaw five days a week, and to these people – and […]

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Manchester Roller Derby Celebrate 5th Birthday with Big Bash

It’s been five years since Manchester Roller Derby burst onto the scene with their all-inclusive approach to Roller Derby, and to celebrate they’re hosting a unique double header on Saturday 7 March. Boy, girl, whatever else - Manchester Roller Derby never wanted it to matter, which is why we’ve trained co-ed since our inception, and why […]

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British Championships come to Manchester

2015 will see the first ever British Roller Derby Championships, with Manchester hosting the opening game for the Northern arm of the women’s second division in iconic music venue The Academy on Sunday 1st February 2015. Not only are Manchester hosting the inaugural game of the Tier 2 National North division, they’re doing it in their favourite […]

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An Invitation to Noel Gallagher

Have we all seen Noel Gallagher’s latest music video? Mancunian Oasis star turned solo artist has eschewed local talent and taken himself off 5,000 miles to the LA Derby Dolls. Don’t get us wrong, those west coast girls are as tough as they come, but if he wanted aggressive and athletic women, he’s got his own home-grown […]

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Meet the Furies New Captain

Manchester Roller Derby’s ladies B-team, the Furies, were not content just sitting back and watching their big sisters the CheckerBroads take on Brighton last week, so they are heading down South themselves this Saturday 29 November to take on their furthest opponents yet, the rising talent of Portsmouth Roller Wenches’ B-team. How does their brand new captain Jen […]

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Manchester Roller Derby ready for Brighton challenge

Fresh from their recent victory over local rivals Liverpool Roller Birds, Manchester Roller Derby’s CheckerBroads are set to face Brighton Rockers at home on Saturday 22 November.   The Sussex side travel to Manchester in a buoyant mood off the back of their comprehensive victory over Portsmouth a fortnight ago. The Rockers, who face a 500 […]

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A Jolly Holislay

As our lovely Kate Push said below, we’ve had a pretty busy few weeks in MRD Land – what with marathons, bouts, getting a new amazing bunch of Heroes… we were all in definite need of a holiday. This was obviously misheard and we were packed off to Grantham to play in Jolly HoliSlay, hosted […]

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